David Murray was also at the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, he then played with the Sunny Murray Trio, along with Wilbur Morris on bass and, of course, Sunny Murray on drums. The concert was one among too many in two days’ time. One year later, this recording expressed all the improvisational skills of Murray and fellow musicians within the World Saxophone Quartet!
David Murray, ts. — Julius Hemphill, as. — Oliver Lake, as. — Hamiet Bluiett, brs.
Trio 3 relives the free jazz of late Coltrane and Albert Ayler. This is their fourth album – each one brings a new pianist – now it’s Vijay Iyer‘s turn to share their free spirit.
Saxophonist Oliver Lake (World Saxophone Quartet), bassist Reggie Workman (John Coltrane) and drummer Andrew Cyrille (Cecil Taylor) don’t need reinforcement from anyone. But each different pianist creates a new subtlety and power, and Iyer’s presence brings intelectuallity and tradition.
Track Listing: The Prowl; Synapse II; Willow Song; Shave; Rosmarie; Suite for Trayvon (and Thousands More): I. Slimm; II. Fallacies; III. Adagio; Wiring; Chiara; Tribute to Bu.
Personnel: Oliver Lake: alto saxophone; Vijay Iyer: piano; Reggie Workman: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums.